Irish Times - GAA Articles


#906

You mean couches…


#907

Are you sure you are not Falcon?


#908

These kinds of articles …

… Are very strange. Do we have articles bout parts of the country where there’s little or no rugby/cricket?

I generally like clerkin but he also had a recent article bout club championships being on tv and it being hard to watch them a as the standard is so low, and as a neutral you only want to see county champions pitted against each other. (Don’t agree) but I feel the same about the pro12 (or whatever it’s called now).


#909

Yeah there’s not much rugby or cricket here in D11 and I doubt the IRFU or Cricket Ireland give a toss. He’s only short of mentioning “garrison games”!
I’d agree with the point that Louth have the population to be a lot better than they are.


#910

True … but Meath and Kildare … and even Wicklow more so …


#911

That well regarded northern scribe and hurling savant, Malachy Clerkin has Ballygunner to beat Na Piarsaigh and Mount Leinster to beat Kilcormac. He is wrong on both counts.


#912

Can you not see a chance for either to happen?


#913

Have you seen Na Piarsaigh? Even without Dowling, unless they implode, they’ll be there in March. Kilcormac are an ageing team of very big men who can all hurl. The Healions alone should beat the Carlow boys.


#914

Look, you may well be right.
BUT
How many times have we seen teams win games easily until they meet a well seasoned team who have come through some tough games. Ballygunner may not have the flair that Na P have, but they will be a very different proposition to what Na P have played so far. Na P rightly favourites. A serious club side. But I just think BG will give them their fill of it and take it in a tight game.
KK should win. This time of year suits them and their size. If MLR have their full team I’d expect a tight battle, but hearing they have a few men out, which would hinder them.
I’d go with BG and KK in those games. Although certainly not as confident as yourself.
Cuala should have too much experience for Martins. Martins very young. But a very definite unknown quantity, which can be dangerous.


#915

Interesting article on Cuala by Sean Moran in today’s IT. They’re bursting at the seams due to the popularity of Gaelic games and DLR CoCo has only enough green space for 8 pitches, between all sports, in the whole county.


#916

Thanks for sharing that and I never knew Mick Holden was schuttes uncle.


#917

Yeah, Margret Holden is their mother.


#918

Fair analysis from Sean Moran, in my opinion. Gives Amoan Grumpy a ticking off, too.


#919

Excellent and fair. Thanks Sean Moran.


#920

Good article … not sure he gives Dunphy a tickin off and in a way he demeans his point by referencing him… hard to believe that a non gaa journalist actually becomes some kinda reference and particularly ones such as grumpy n cabbage ( got be a tv show in dat name ) … whether gaa journalist agree or disagree with them they shud stop discreetly referencing them n call them out for the bullshit they write about their sport … I mean imagine a gaa journalist calling the Irish rugby team a bunch of overrated spoofer :eyes:


#921

How, why in the name of all that’s holy is that boil on the arse of humanity Eamon Dunphy still been listened to ??? He had the neck to call Ireland a kip cpl months ago and didn’t get called out on it


#922

Agree , and I doubt he ever met a Dublin player. It appears it’s in the constitution that his opinion has to be sought on every issue in Ireland.


#923

He doesn’t even have a bloody clue about the Wendy ball ffs. He used to slag off Ronaldo and goes on about Ireland’s world class players :joy:


#924

I see The Irish Times is buying The Examiner. Will The Examiner become a financial ball-and-chain to The Irish Times that the IT cannot endure?


#925

Is the Irish Times making money?